This will be an informal and judgment-free space to discuss and ask critical questions about the information presented in This Naked Mind by Annie Grace. This Naked Mind clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery can present barriers to reducing alcohol use.
This book club is intended to provide a forum for caring adults leading youth through the RTU participation, and is also open to the community at large. The book will provide caring adults with the facts and explain the science so that they can in turn help youth understand what really happens to the brain and body when people drink. The content is also appropriate for high-school aged youth should they wish to accompany their caring adult.
October 24 – Marketing and the Misrepresentation of Alcohol and Addiction (Chapters 9-10)